Bahrain’s EWA selects Nokia to build a secure pLTE network

Nokia today announced that it has been selected to build a secure, private LTE network (pLTE) for Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) to modernize its distribution network for improved efficiency and performance. In the first phase of deployment, Nokia will cover Al Muharraq area in Bahrain. After the successful completion of the first phase, the network will connect thousands of secondary substations and hundreds of primary substations spread across the entire country.

Nokia’s private LTE network will help EWA automate their smart grid in the city and will pave the way for easier adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) use cases in the future. EWA customers will experience superior and more reliable services.

In the first phase, Nokia’s solution will connect 500 secondary substations and six primary substations to the central location. Its solution including Nokia IP/MPLS wireless router 7705 SAR-Hmc, Nokia Compact Mobility Unit (CMU), Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) and Nokia LTE radio equipment will be used to build advanced private LTE networks. The solution will be based on 3GPP standardization on 410 MHz Band B87 which is specifically for industrial use for private LTE connectivity.

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